Lectionary Calendar
Friday, April 19th, 2024
the Third Week after Easter
Attention!
We are taking food to Ukrainians still living near the front lines. You can help by getting your church involved.
Click to donate today!

Bible Dictionaries
Adorn, Adorning

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Search for…
or
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Prev Entry
Adoption
Next Entry
Adulterer, Adulterous, Adultery
Resource Toolbox
Additional Links
A — 1: κοσμέω

(Strong's #2885 — Verb — kosmeo — kos-meh'-o )

primarily "to arrange, to put in order" (Eng., "cosmetic"), is used of furnishing a room, Matthew 12:44; Luke 11:25 , and of trimming lamps, Matthew 25:7 . Hence, "to adorn, to ornament," as of garnishing tombs, Matthew 23:29; buildings, Luke 21:5; Revelation 21:19; one's person, 1 Timothy 2:9; 1 Peter 3:5; Revelation 21:2; metaphorically, of "adorning a doctrine," Titus 2:10 . See GARNISH , TRIM.

B — 1: κόσμος

(Strong's #2889 — Noun Masculine — kosmos — kos'-mos )

"a harmonious arrangement or order," then, "adornment, decoration," came to denote "the world, or the universe, as that which is Divinely arranged." The meaning "adorning" is found in 1 Peter 3:3 . Elsewhere it signifies "the world." Cp. kosmios, decent, modest, 1 Timothy 2:9; 3:2 . See WORLD.

Bibliography Information
Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Adorn, Adorning'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ved/​a/adorn-adorning.html. 1940.
adsFree icon
Ads FreeProfile